©2003 Lisa Gardner, Inc.; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.
"With tight plotting, an ear for forensic detail, and a dash of romance, this is a truly satisfying sizzler in the tradition of Tess Gerritsen and Tami Hoag." (Publishers Weekly)
The story is good, it held my interest pretty much throughout. The ending was unnecessarily long. BUT the narrator was just horrible. She pronounced words incorrectly and every male voice she tried to pull off sounded like a dirty old man. She really ruined the book for me!
I have listened to dozens of audible books, I listen almost every day. This narrator is so dry I found it hard to pay attention to what was happening. Gardner is one of my favorite authors and this is a strong story, but the I would not listen to a book by this narrator again. It's too bad.
I am trying to get through this book. I love Lisa Gardner's other books, but the narrator is TERRIBLE!!! I just don't understand how this woman got the job reading it.
This is a really great thriller! It keeps you wanting to read. The characters are likable and believable and the story is creative. I really liked this book and listend to it every chance I got - finished in 1 week driving back and forth to work.
This is a real thriller and I recommend it highly! As others are saying, I listened to this book every chance I got! I'm looking into her other books now.
I have only stopped listening to one other book in the middle before this one. I just don't understand how this book could get such good reviews. I saw one other negative review about this book, as it turns out that review was 110% correct. The narration was so annoying that I could not concentrate on the story line enough to follow what was happening. It was like she was reading the story through her nose. I found my self tuning out and thinking about other things. I definitely will not be listening to anymore books narrated by Anna Fields. A total waste of time and money.
This author has become one of my favorites. I cannot put her books down! She does her research. She knows how to write a good story and keep the reader on the chair's edge waiting for more.!
You will enjoy this book.
This is my first experience with this writer. I will definitely purchase additional titles. Her style and presentation made me want to continue to listen, even when it was time to put the book down for meals and other IMPORTANT business.
If you're expecting a "pure" mystery novel, this is not the book for you. I found myself talking out loud - things like, "you've got to be kidding" or "oh, come on." The main character is whiney, the situations are strained, and the author leaves out important facts until it suits her to drop them on you. I much prefer a mystery that doesn't play games and doesn't try to incorporate the Harlequin Romance twist.
This did keep me coming back for more in spite of the poor research, implausible plotting, and an unimaginative ending. Gardner gets a bit wrapped up in trying to induce twists and, like many wannabe suspense writers, she ends up ruining what could have been a really good yarn. There's just no way her detectives could be that dumb! For example, they're in Richmond, VA and they need an expert botanist. Unfortunately, the nearest government expert is two hours away. These dolts, supposedly an experienced detective and an FBI novitiate, don't think to check with the local university! There are far too many plot weaknesses like this to make the book really enjoyable. I'd recommend you look elsewhere for your thrills.
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